right. so i (jahnna) have taken over the show notes. at least for now.
so this week, josh told me that i oughtn’t envision a more just and equitable world because that’s a big ask, so i started smaller by envisioning a more just and equitable olympics. we discussed the inequities in some money for medals programs (particularly canada’s), and it turned out that josh didn’t know money for medals was a thing at all. maybe you didn’t either.
further reading on money for medals and disparity between olympics and paralympics can be found here→ forbes: these 12 countries will pay their olympians six-figure bonuses for winning gold medals
bloomberg equality: prizes for paralympic gold medalists reflect inequality for many
and here is an article about canada’s paralympians in particular.
we also discussed the recent settlement in the soccer where the women’s team was compensated for lost pay compared to the men. the settlement is contingent on the resolution of a new collective bargaining agreement to address some other disparities related to working conditions. you can read more below:
in our next episode, we’ll be discussing how the battlebots tournament is going so far and how far into the tournament we made it without having to rework our brackets. we’ll also give you an update on which of us is in the lead on points.
*from josh: i mistitled these books in the audio. i said metaverse, but multiverse is correct.
once again, i (josh) intended to put better show notes in here. perhaps, someday, i will. guess you’ll just have to listen if you want to know what we talked about. it definitely involved mongols somehow. kind of. and some general life updates from casa harvey-groft.
jahnna: i’d like to add a special thank you to john green and all the folks at crash course world history for the idea for the episode title.
i’d also like to clarify that i think modern russian history is more helpful than general russian history because russia otherwise follows a similar arc to other european monarchies albeit with a longer-running interest in strongman politics and the cult of personality.
also, in addition to mongols we discuss bowling for soup, and i didn’t mention my enormous love for the song “critically disdained,” and i should have. so now you know.
you also now know that maybe i should write the show notes and not josh.
otis really enjoyed watching the 2022 winter olympics. he viewed all of the different sports, and his final evaluation is that he liked all of them except figure skating (which doesn’t have enough noise and flashing colors).
josh: ah, well… i don’t really have time for show notes today. jahnna is reading Radium Girls and i’m reading Sartre. other show mentions include Tori Amos, Little Women, Ani DiFranco, Liz Phair, Alanis Morisette, and probably some other stuff. you can look it up if you need to, you’re a smart kid.
jahnna: other podcasts for valentine’s day may use as a starting point things they love, but we started with things we don’t like. because that’s how we roll.
a side note: there will be no new pod episode on 2/26. we took a week off from recording for winter break and so otis could enjoy the winter olympics.